Mapping and Planning Health Systems Research in Cambodia: Building the evidence base for policy and practice. Report of the Cambodia Health Researchers' Forum
The first Health Researchers’ Forum – a meeting of local and international health systems researchers in Cambodia – was held on 11th November 2015 in Phnom Penh, attended by representatives from local and international Research Institutes, NGOs, the government sector and international donor agencies. The Forum was hosted by the National Institute of Public Health (NIPH). This report describes the meeting’s proceedings and the actions agreed by participants.
The event was supported by the ReBUILD Consortium, in partnership with the Asia Pacific Observatory and the Nossal Institute for Global Health, through funding from UK Aid and Australian Aid. The Forum followed a Policy Dialogue event held on 10th October 2015 sponsored by the APO, WHO, MOH, GIZ and the Nossal Institute and based on the draft Cambodian Health Strategic Plan 2016-2020 and the APO Cambodia Health in Transition study. The purpose of the Health Researchers’ Forum was to highlight the need to set research priorities as Cambodia embarks on its new Health Strategic Plan for 2016-2020 (HSP3). There was a recognised need to co-ordinate the setting of these priorities and how they are funded across organisations, and timely to start this before the HSP3 is rolled out so as to facilitate its evaluation.